Day 8: Unmasking Sorrow

Unmasking Sorrow

Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. – Khalil Gibran As with all emotions, my blue feelings of yesterday passed away, transforming themselves into calm abiding in the early morning hours, mostly because I was exhausted from only getting two hours … Continue reading

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Day 2 – Facing The Mountain

Facing The Mountain

Day 2 I’m facing the mountain with bravery as I sit down on my cushion every evening and morning time. My head still swarms with passing thoughts, clouding my concentration, but I find it much easier to catch myself doing this. I’m much faster at bringing myself back to the practice when I get momentarily … Continue reading

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Day 315 – Unclogging the Mind and the Heart

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Zencast 312 – Healing The Heart I didn’t want to meditate this morning. Not even for a minute. So, I didn’t. Something in me is really resisting metta practice and the Jivamukti chant I learned a couple of weeks ago. After my weekend of yoga I was all into chanting every morning…until I forgot for … Continue reading

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Day 306 – Sitting Again

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Zencast 303 – The Sattipatthana Sutta Phew! I’m sitting again. It’s the Jivamukti that did it. You can’t spend a weekend meditating for at least 20 minutes every three hours and then go home unable to meditate. At least I can’t. It helped that Brent, my teacher, gave us mantras to focus on in meditation … Continue reading

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